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Joyce Wanda Talley Robnett, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Sept. 15, 2014.
Wanda was born in the Granny’s Neck community of Delta County on Sept. 15, 1934, to parents Charles William Talley and Lennie Williams Talley. Her family moved to Cooper when she was a teenager and there she met and married Clyde Robnett Jr. on April 12, 1953. Clyde and Wanda moved to Commerce in February 1954 where they raised three sons: Charles, Michael and Gary.
Wanda is survived by her husband Clyde, sons Charles, Michael and his wife Alycia, and Gary and his wife Donna. Charles and Gary reside in Commerce, Michael lives in Plano.
She is also survived by her grandsons William Robnett of Vail, Colo., and Capt. Daniel Robnett (USMC) of Stafford, Va., and his wife Stephanie and their children: twin sons Corbin and Peyton, and daughter Tatum.
Three surviving sisters are Mabel Wheat, Dorothy Poole and Margaret Ellis.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers L.C., James and Johnnie Talley and well as sisters Pauline Pagan and Jewel White.
Wanda was always busy with school and church activities. She and Clyde joined the Methodist Church when they moved to Commerce and were members of the Dough Rollins Sunday School Class. In 1986 she opened Selections Gifts and Antiques on the square in downtown Commerce. She loved going to estate sales and flea markets. Health issues forced her to close the store several years ago but she maintained an interest in antiques.
Wanda was always a happy person. You never saw her without that sweet smile on her face. She was gracious to all. She always remembered every birthday, holiday or milestone to honor the lives of her family and friends.
She adored Clyde and her family with all her heart. At every family gathering she prepared each and every one of us our favorite dish. She will never be forgotten and will always be loved by everyone who was blessed to know her.
Every October Wanda would visit different businesses around Commerce and distribute pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Special memories of Wanda would be appreciated through cards.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Published on  October 3, 2014
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